FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
Let HOPE be bigger than FEAR. Stay CALM and be POSITIVE. But, stay HOME and LISTEN to some FUNK and SOUL. One of the great forgotten sounds of mid-70s Funk was the Washington D.C.-based ensemble Experience Unlimited (later shortened to Eu). Though best later known…Read More ›
Diana Ross is an iconic superstar. This album, originally released in 1973 when Diana was 29 and at the height of her popularity is one of the most cohesive of her career. The title track was her 2nd solo No1 in the US and came…Read More ›
Cut for the Cadet label in 1969, Spice of Life ranges from soul and proto-funk to jazz and MOR-hued material. Shaw shines throughout, showing her power on politically charged, Aretha-styled cuts like “Woman of the Ghetto” and “Liberation Conversation“, while also delivering supple interpretations of…Read More ›
Review by RDTEN1 The final studio credited to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 1972’s “Black Magic” tends to get ignored by critics and fans. That’s unfortunate given that while far from perfect, the collection had more than its share of pleasures. Looking at the credits,…Read More ›
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs, their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that’s every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form, with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings…Read More ›
A very nice mix of Southern soul with a splash of smooth soul and funk here from Miami soul singer, Betty Wright. The stupendous soul belter, “Clean Up Woman” is a very familiar song due to the heavy sampling of the opening riff in hip…Read More ›
LITTLE BEAVER goes instrumental and MIAMI FUNK grooves!!! If you love soul and you love Jazz, especially ’70s SOUL JAZZ, you can’t go wrong with this gem. A tight, well produced album… fans of Cornell Dupree, Boogaloo Joe Jones and Melvin Sparks should love this….Read More ›
This was the Spinners’ first album. They previously recorded for Harvey & Gwen Fuqua’s Tri-Phi label but only released a handful of singles, and no LPs, from May 1961 to December 1962. The confusing title leads you to believe that the guys had been around the recording scene much…Read More ›
Brothers Pete and Gerald Jackson had enjoyed some earlier success as songwriters – their breakthrough coming when Vicki Sue Robinson covered ‘Turn the Beat Around‘. The resulting publicity may well have helped the Jacksons score a recording contract as members of the Philadelphia-based Touch of…Read More ›
Killer southern soul album. The hard-working Joe Simon cut three albums in 1969 (admittedly, this was back in the day when a pop album rarely ran over 35 minutes, but that’s still an impressive amount of material in the space of twelve months), and if…Read More ›
Born in Miami, Florida, Cheeks is the daughter of gospel legend Rev. Julius Cheeks. Her first recording was a Funk/Soul/Blues album entitled Judy Cheeks produced by Ike Turner in 1973. A tour with Ike & Tina Turner followed. Cheeks moved to Germany in 1977 and…Read More ›
Recorded in Muscle Shoals Sound and Criteria studios and produced by Brad Shapiro for the T.K./Kayvette imprint, this is a wonderful set of sweet southern soul. A really touching material and performance. An underrated album, I would say. Tracks A1 At The Top Of The…Read More ›
“Too Hot to Handle” was the debut album from the soul/funk ensemble Heatwave, and it was well received by R&B and pop fans. Their initial release was the disco anthem “Boogie Nights“. From the suspenseful, interlude-like intro to the adamant vocal delivery, the single had…Read More ›
I love old Atlantic Records, the quality of the covers, the thickness of the vinyl. So I picked up A Time To Love when I saw it inexpensively on LP. This album is mostly covers of top hits circa 1966. “We Can Work It Out”…Read More ›
Rare Disco. Check out prices here “Let’s Get Together” was sampled in 8 songs here This is disco heaven, with Greg Carmichael (of Robot Band fame) fusing superb futuristic grooves and 60s Motown arrangements. Worth it for the outright quirkiness of “Popeye Disco” alone. I couldn’t…Read More ›
Wilson Pickett’s work in the 1970s had not been very productive until he released this Pickett in the Pocket in 1974. In those RCA years, soulman had recorded only three reasonable albums, far from the golden period of Atlantic. However, for this one, Pickett received…Read More ›